DALLAS (AP) — The Texas Rangers have found a veteran to play third base after the retirement of Adrian Beltre.
Free agent Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Rangers, according to a person familiar with the deal. That person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the deal was pending a successful physical for the 33-year-old infielder.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Both of Cleveland's new relievers got into the game before the Indians closer had a rare blown save.
Manager Terry Francona had to go deep into his bullpen — using seven relievers after All-Star starter Trevor Bauer's early exit — before the big hitters in the heart of the lineup finally put Cleveland ahead to stay.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — When Paul Blackburn needed 47 pitches to make it through the first two innings, it didn't seem he would last long for the Oakland Athletics.
Then Blackburn found his groove and led the streaking A's to another win.
Blackburn pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning and Oakland won its fifth straight game, beating the Cleveland Indians 3-1 on Friday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians' beleaguered bullpen suffered another jolt when Andrew Miller went on the disabled list Saturday.
A few hours later. the relievers played a major role in an 8-6 win over the Houston Astros.
Zach McAllister, Tyler Olson, Dan Otero and Cody Allen combined to allow one run over the final 3 1/3 innings to make four homers hold up.
"That's a big pick-me-up right there," said Allen, who pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save. "That was a game we really needed."
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians settled all their arbitration cases but one. Once again, Trevor Bauer is an exception.
The club avoided arbitration with starter Danny Salazar and right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall on Friday, agreeing to one-year contracts for the 2018 season.
Salazar, who is coming off an inconsistent and injury-slowed 2017, will make $5 million next season. Chisenhall's contract is worth $5,587,500. He's projected to be the starting right fielder for the AL Central champions.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Reliever Zach McAllister and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a $2.45 million, one-year contract, a raise from the $1,825,000 he earned last season.
The agreement with the 30-year-old right-hander was reached Thursday, a day before players and teams swap proposed salaries in arbitration.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians got it right with four pitchers on Friday.
Cleveland reached agreement on 2017 contracts with closer Cody Allen, starter Danny Salazar and relievers Bryan Shaw and Zach McAllister, four right-handers who were eligible for arbitration and are key members on one of baseball's deepest pitching staffs.
TORONTO (AP) — Before the Cleveland Indians could even consider giving the ball to Andrew Miller, their bullpen faced a daunting task in the very first inning.
After Trevor Bauer's bloody exit , these remarkable relievers had to stitch together almost an entire game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
CHICAGO (AP) — Todd Frazier and the Chicago White Sox got into such a groove at the plate that no one seemed to notice their rare offensive achievement until after the runaway victory.
Frazier, Avisail Garcia and Adam Eaton homered, and the White Sox scored in every inning of an 11-4 win over the sloppy Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
"I didn't know we scored in every inning, to be honest with you. That's pretty cool," Frazier said.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland's bullpen threw inning after inning of shutdown relief Saturday night after starter Mike Clevinger had what his manager said was his best performance.
The Indians' bats, though, couldn't solve Minnesota's own pitching staff and it cost them a chance to add to their AL Central lead.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Max Kepler is powering his way into Rookie of the Year consideration.
The German-born outfielder had three two-run homers and six RBIs, leading Minnesota to a 12-5 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.
Kepler became the fifth Twin ever and first since Justin Morneau in 2007 to homer three times in a game.
"It's a good feeling," he said. "I was ecstatic. I've had two before in the minors and once up here. I was real...